The Art Of Karsten S

The Art Of Karsten S

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this blog is about my artworks, studies , experiments, anouncements and what ever else I think may interest my friends and other readers.

Artmoney - trees of life

My ProjectsPosted by Karsten S 11 Jul, 2015 23:43:53
On the search for some new materials I found some small canvas frames in one of søstrene grenes shops in Copenhagen.
Eight of theese were immedeately light decorative trees of life, availiable through the artmoney website.klik on the picture to see all trees of life.
12 x 18 cm canvas, acryl paint applied with grottage technique creates the biomorphic shape that shows the actual texture, this relates to the title of this artmoney worked in a serie of 8 pieces. A reflection of the rare sweltering moist summer heat of July in Denmark.
Artmoney numbered 2015 - 7 - 1 to 8 .

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thoughts about spirituality

My ProjectsPosted by Karsten S 14 Dec, 2014 16:04:31
It startet with a drawing studies of a picture of a monk I had found some time ago.Some time of silence in fresh air gave me the idea to continue on the study of spirituality and most important of all, I searched for my own spiritual guidelines in the process.
Joining an artcourse some ingredients where put into the process. Painting on clothes became a part, inspired by the techniques of the young danish artist Alexander Tovborg I painted and created a serie of pictures expressing my personal impression of spirituality, or the for me visible part of it. People in general often confuse spirituality with religion, but for me this part is a little more complicated as it turnes in that religion is more about power and oppression than spirituality.
The complete serie is not quite finished, but as the course finished I had finished four larger works for the exhibition in Østergade.
Acrylpainting 130 x 95 cm "Monk 1"

Acrylpainting 60 x 80 cm "Monk 2"

Acrylpainting on paper

Acryl Oil Mixed media "Father - Son - Holy Spirit" 40 x 20 , 40 x 40, 40 x 20 canvas.

The exhibited works, the photos did not get so good because of the light in the rooms, sorry.
I will announce when the entire serie is finished. And so far I have not found any religion that would make me believe

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The Red Dog

My ProjectsPosted by Karsten S 05 May, 2014 00:23:30
It is just that now I have told the same story 7913 times and as a consequence of that fact I am writing it the last time here before I use more time for explanations then on the subject.
I fact I was, as alway and most artist, in need of cash to keep up the daily routines and some social life. it was there the idea of printing - en rød hund - , one red dog. A previous genereation of danish hundred Kroner bills has a red tone in the colour, thereof my basic idea of printing some primitve monotypes of a red dog as subject for a serie of ARTMONEY.
(the artmoney project is something I joined last year, I write more some other times about this project by Lars Kræmmer).

this is one of the 24 artmoney red dogs. See them all here

But than..... unexpected a friend, long time no see, passed by. As we sit and eat lunch he suddenly mentions the red dogs. At that time all 24 were stuck to my studio wall, looking at us eating. There I learned from him, that the expression "Red Dog" was used for certain persons in the previous DDR.....
It was that moment that made the idea growing. Some of the background to the further development was the knowledge about, that former stasi officers had held a discourse of some kind at the syddansk university in 2003 or sometime around there.

At the top of the page you can see the first of the Red Dog in a golden frame. "Bjarne" with the bone - is still in the house. His little brother found a new home yesterday, yeah and the other two youngsters stare at me waiting for the final polish in their golden frame.
The red folks that are not into gold and glimmer should not worry, some of the late breed that got born, is without the burden of gold and will soon pop up in the gallery.

Ok.... this much for and against the red dog, the rest an more is up to your imagination

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